Monday, November 28, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

I am definitely off budget now to the point of not even wanting to talk about it.  Signing up for the school craft fair, Thanksgiving and a family birthday party caused me to lose my mind, so I am pleading temporary insanity. At least I hope it is temporary, but the holidays are here now and I am pretty sure my rehabilitation is going to require more than a stern talk with myself. A written plan is my only hope of getting back on track. Starting with a menu plan seems like a good first step anyway.

The grocery stores are off limits for this week except for bread and milk. I'll have Mr. Rainbow Creek pick those up because he can always be counted on not to deviate from the list. That's just one of those things that men are good at, and somebody has to be! We have plenty of food anyways, so I might even be able to stretch for 10 days without shopping.

Belgian waffles
Toaster Strudel

Monday: Steak and black bean chili, corn muffins
Tuesday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn
Wednesday: Chicken and cheese enchiladas, black beans
Thursday: Pot roast, potatoes and carrots
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Leftover pot roast or enchiladas
Sunday: Grilled chicken, oven fries, mixed vegetables